QUALIFYING QUOTES Augusto FARFUS, Alfa Romeo Racing Team pole position "I am happy to have my first pole position of the year. My set-up is good and luckily I found a fast lap. I will push and do my best tomorrow but the first corner is going to...
Augusto FARFUS, Alfa Romeo Racing Team pole position
"I am happy to have my first pole position of the year. My set-up is good and luckily I found a fast lap. I will push and do my best tomorrow but the first corner is going to be difficult with thee BMW cars behind me. Spa would be a great place to claim my first WTCC win. I don't really mind whether it is wet or dry tomorrow as long as the conditions are consistent throughout the race."
Andy PRIAULX, BMW Team UK 2nd fastest
"This track is almost like home to me really because the car is prepared in Belgium and we did a fair amount of testing here over the winter. It's a circuit I enjoy a lot. Without a team-mate it was difficult for me to get a slipstream but I found some traffic and managed to make the last lap count. This year the weight system means you could go the whole season without winning a race and still win the Championship. I always have a heavy car so a race win is difficult. As long as I come away with some good points I'll be happy."
Jörg MÜLLER, BMW Team Deutschland 3rd fastest
"When the cars came out with their second set of tyres I thought there was a possibility I wouldn't keep hold of pole position. I did my lap without a slipstream and I know I can do the same lap time as Augusto so I'm not worried about tomorrow. The season is only half complete and there are still 100 points available. The weight situation is important and I think I am one of the guys who still has a chance to win the title."
Jordi GENÉ, SEAT Sport 5th fastest
"I'm a bit disappointed because everything worked perfectly; I had a good lap and thought it would be good enough to secure a place on the second row. I expected to lose one place but not two. Tomorrow I would like to fight for a podium and there is no doubt I hope for dry conditions."
Tom CORONEL, GR Asia 14th fastest
"Of course it is nice to start first of the Independent competitors. I had three very good runs and great grip on my car. I feel confident and I know I can be strong here. D'Aste and Rosenblad start behind me and they will probably get a better start, but I am not worried."
Alain MENU, Chevrolet Racing 17th fastest
"After free practice I was hoping for a better placing than this, so in that respect I'm a bit disappointed. But I went as fast as the car would go. Maybe a tenth or two quicker would have been possible in ideal circumstances, but the track was rather slippery this afternoon and on my fastest lap a car was parked on the outside of turn 11, which was a bit dangerous."
Soheil AYARI, Peugeot Sport Denmark 24th fastest
"We would prefer to be further up the grid but we have to be realistic; we are really here to develop and it is a learning experience. In fact, for the rest of the season we will be learning. You cannot expect to arrive at a World Championship and be at the top straight away. It will take time."
Michael FUNKE, Ford Hotfiel Sport 25th fastest
"We have a problem with the car, something to do with the engine but we are not entirely sure what. The team will work tonight and hopefully find what is wrong, so in the warm up tomorrow we will see."